What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Iloperidone?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
- A narrowing of the gastrointestinal tract (such as a stricture)
- Kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure)
- Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia
- Low blood pressure (orthostatic hypotension)
- An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
- An electrolyte imbalance
- A slow heart rate (bradycardia)
- Heart disease, congestive heart failure (CHF), or other heart problems
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Fanapt and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Fanapt and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Iloperidone to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
Dosing InformationThe dose your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- How you respond to iloperidone
- Other medications you are taking
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Iloperidone Dosage for more information.)